In the wake of the larger X95, the Princess X80 has been developed to fit owners’ needs with an expansive options catalog and non-standard options bespoke service.
After the successful introduction of Princess X95, here comes her smaller sibling in the Superclass range, the new X80. The Plymouth, Uk based shipyard has designed her, together with Olesinski and Pininfarina, with some key factors in mind. First, an open-living approach, with versatile spaces which flow into one another. Second, the so-called ‘super flybridge’, which, matter of fact, implies the abused sentence “as large as you would find on much bigger yachts”. Third, the quality in craftmanship and materials, fundamental for any yacht and a cornerstone for a brand which is part of the luxury group LVMH.
Would you deem her traditional?
The exterior has some traits of Princess brand identity thanks to the long flowing lines that extend from bow to stern, while large glazing along the main deck brings the outside in.
A distinctive feature of the look is the forward raked screen, not only on the main deck but also doubled on the flybridge. The S shaped canopy flows into the flybridge from the fully enclosed and climate-controlled sky lounge, and the darker color of this upper level helps the eye not the feel staring at a palace. The lounge includes the helm station to bow, but this space can be fully closed with sliding doors.
The rest of the area is dedicated to relax with couches, coffee tables pop-up TV and an audiophile quality audio system. There is no wet bur, but a dining room setup is optional. The missing wet bar, though, is very close, as it just requires to get out into the aft flybridge, also featuring a square dining area for eight and two L-shaped seats which turn into a sunpad. And, if you need more space for your tanning, just journey forward through the starboard pantograph door to find a large double sun pad area with the option to electronically convert it into two sofas.
Upon entering the main deck saloon, the view is unencumbered all the way through to the forward window, offering the feeling of being surrounded by nature and light. The saloon is configured with two large sofas and a coffee table, a day heads to port and the galley to starboard.
The main deck layout of Princess X80 and can be changed to the owner’s wishes thanks to sliding doors to the galley, pantograph door to the side deck, and an electronic divider over the bar that transforms the galley from open and sociable to fully enclosed.
Abow the living room there’s a dining area with 270° panoramic glass windows and an additional full-length glass window on the port side. The dining arrangement includesboth dinette seating and dining chairs, to accommodate eight guests, with a stone topped sideboard unit with crockery, glassware and general storage.
Alternatively, the forward dining area can be replaced with a huge master stateroom featuring a beautiful panoramic forward window and floor-to-ceiling window to port.
Below deck up to 8 guests are accommodated in 4 en-suite cabins, a full-beam one amidships (normally this would be the master stateroom), a forward guest cabin, a double guest to starboard and a twin cabin, available with sliding berths, to port.
There is also a large area for the crew, of course, with different layouts, from three to five bunks, two cabins, a bathroom, a galley and a mess.
The bathing platform on the transom is teak covered and hydraulically lifted, not only for guests’ convenience but also to launch and haul a Williams Sportjet 395 tender. Do you need more fun? What about another locker, by the transom, which can store no less than two Seabobs.
Of course such a comfortable yacht is made for long cruises. And she does achieve the mission, thanks to 8800 liter fuel tank and a thorough study to reduce noise and vibration. The hull is designed by Olesinski Studio to be seaworthy and stable, but Princess offers as an option wither fin or gyro stabilizing systems.
The numbers of Princess X80
- Length overall …………… 25.18 m (82ft 7in)
- Beam …………… 6.06 m (19ft 11in)
- Draft max …………… 1.78 m (5ft 10in)
- Light displacement …………… 61.6 t
- Half load displacement …………… 71.9 t
- Fuel reserve …………… 8800 l (2324 US gal)
- Fresh water reserve …………… 1400 l (370 US gal)
- Black water tank …………… 500 l (132 US gal)
- Engines …………… MAN V12 2 x 1650 hp (2 x 1900 hp)
- Maximum speed …………… 28 knots (31 knots)